SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.